Some people equate environmentally-friendly homes with large rehab budgets, but you can actually save money in the long run by investing in some green roofing options. These choices are more affordable than many others. Here are three ways to make your roof more eco-friendly without a huge financial investment.
1. Get a “Cool Roof”
Not cool as in stylish (although they certainly can be), but cool as in cooling. A white or very light-colored roof will reflect heat rather than absorbing it. That means it doesn’t take as much money to cool a home with a cool roof, which translates to savings on your energy bill in hot months.
2. Get a Metal Roof
Metal roofs don’t contain harmful petroleum-based products. They are fully recyclable. They are very tough and long-lasting. Even better, metal roofs come in a variety of colors — including white, for maximum cooling.
3. Get Sustainable Wooden Shingles
Wooden shingles from a sustainable source don’t destroy trees during production. They come from woods that can be regrown and reharvested, like bamboo. Because they are made from wood, though, they do pose a fire hazard if you live in a place that has frequent wildfires. Choose wisely.
You don’t have to be rich to be eco-friendly! If you have questions about energy-efficient roofing, give us a call today.